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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Not a good day for WES


5 comments:

Erik H. said...

Hey, at least it involved the 2001 vehicle, so this won't have a material impact on WES operations. It just means that they can't run a two-car train with the DMU equipment. People might actually have to sit next to each other!!

Jason McHuff said...

I bet they could bring out the Alaska cars and shift one of the powered DMUs to take the place of the trailer.

Erik H. said...

Yeah, Jason. Let's let TriMet blow a few hundred thousand more dollars to do that.

The DMUs and RDCs are not MU compatible - meaning that you wouldn't be able to control the RDC from the cab of the DMU (or vice-versa). Wouldn't be a problem if there was a way to turn the train around at the end of the run...but...that can't be done in TriMet's wonderful implementation of commuter rail. Only way to turn a train around is in Hillsboro or Cook.

Jason McHuff said...

No, I'm not saying hook up an Alaska RDC to a Colorado Railcar DMU, I'm saying hook two DMUs together. Have a 100x car substitute for 2001, and have the 100x car's schedule be filled by the RDCs.

Anonymous said...

Rail porning. Oh, you guyz.